July 22, 2014 12:35 pm

SIU investigating police shooting in Newmarket

ABOVE: SIU called into action following a police-involved shooting early Tuesday

NEWMARKET, Ont. – The Special Investigations Unit has been called in following a police-involved shooting early Tuesday in Newmarket, Ont.

The SIU says just after midnight, York Regional Police officers responded to a call about shots being fired near an apartment building (in the area of Davis Drive and Lorne Avenue).

The agency says officers were confronted by a 48-year-old man armed with a handgun, who advanced toward them, prompting the officers to fire their weapons.

The unidentified man was taken to (Sunnybrook) hospital with serious injuries.

No police officers were injured during the incident.

The SIU investigates all reports where there is death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault involving police officers.

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